Aurora Borealis aka: Northern Lights
I don’t think you can see those in Texas?
Last night in my race dream, you could see them like crazy!!!
Yes, the race dreams are back. Last year as I was preparing to run the 50 miler at Brazos Bend, I had a race dream about the course being through a corn maze. There were snakes in the maze. That was some dream!!! http://w0ep.us/TM/?p=4211
Fortunately for me, the dream this year didn’t have snakes in it but you’d better buckle up because this is one weird dream!
I went to bed the night before the race having set the alarm on my cell phone. I slept well. Too well!!! When I woke up, I saw the Northern Lights going wild. This was strange because it was 8:00am.
Oh Nooooo!!! The race started at 6:00am! I had missed the start!
I grabbed my phone and tried to find out the problem. I pushed the button to see my home screen and it buzzed and sizzled. Then Siri told me that it wouldn’t work because the Northern Lights were interfering with it and I should just go enjoy the lights.
So, I grabbed my running gear. I was slathering on my ChafeX and hopping around on one foot trying to get dressed. I was mixing my Tailwind and stuffing the bladder into my hydration vest.
I found both Altra Running Timp (YAY, me! I think I would have lost my marbles if I would have had to look around for both shoes.) but could only find one of the batteries to my headlamp.
I looked everywhere for my Garmin. It was on my wrist. #duh.
Finally, I bolted out the door and looked for the race director. I found him and explained my dilemma. Bless his heart, he called everybody back to the start and began the race all over again!!!
*That last part lets you know this was genuinely a dream!!!
Soon I found myself trotting along with 900 other runners, dodging the alligators, thinking to myself, “This course looks a lot like the course to the Mississippi 50 Trail Run!”
Only 5 more days to race day!